Only 28% Of American Voters Can Identify Iran On The Map

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Fewer than 3 in 10 registered voters are able to locate Iran on an unlabeled map of the Middle East.

A Morning Consult/Politico poll conducted after the U.S. strike on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani found that fewer than three in 10 registered voters can locate Iran on the world map.

Just 28 percent of voters were able to find Iran on a map of the Middle East, and that number dropped to 23 percent when participants were given an unlabeled world map to locate the country.

The poll found that men were more likely than women to know the location of Iran (38 percent to 20 percent), as were those with a college degree (38 percent) and those in higher income brackets (39 percent of voters earning $100,000 or more annually).

As for political affiliation, there was no meaningful difference, with 28 percent of Republicans identifying Iran and 27 percent of Democrats. Independents were slightly more likely to find the country, at 31 percent.

The poll also gauged support for the strike on Soleimani and found that a majority of voters backed President Donald Trump’s decision to order the general’s killing.

Morning Consult reported that “there were no statistical differences in support for the strike — or on a host of broader questions about its potential impacts — between those who could identify Iran on a map and those who could not.”

Though most voters voiced support for the strike, a majority believe the move has made war with Iran more likely (69 percent) and half said they believe the strike has made America less safe.

Read the full report.


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